Joint problems may be identified by pain, swelling, stiffness and immobility. Many issues can be treated with therapy, medication and injections, but when those treatments fail to correct the issue joint replacement may be the best option. Joint replacement can help to restore pain-free motion and function of the joint, allowing patients to return to their normal activities. Are you dealing with persistent joint pain and considering treatment to get you back in the game? Call 270.782.7800 to schedule an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for joint replacement surgery.
Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure designed to explore and identify problems within a joint, especially the knee and shoulder, and sometimes the elbow or ankle. This procedure utilizes small incisions that allow for the insertion of a miniature camera and other specialized instruments to diagnose and repair various issues. Arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive and allows for a shorter recovery period and less risk for infection than traditional surgical methods. Are you dealing with joint issues and considering treatment? Call 270.782.7800 to schedule an appointment to see if arthroscopic surgery is needed to correct your issue.
The surgeons at WKONA are dedicated to identifying and treating all the pain generators in the back and specialize in challenging spinal issues. Our spine doctors can help people with back pain, neck pain and immobility resume active and productive lifestyles. WKONA surgeons employ state-of-the-art surgical methods as well as other non-surgical treatment and diagnostic options to alleviate any issues that may be causing pain. Call 270.782.7800 to schedule an appointment to discuss solutions to living with back pain and/or a previously failed spine surgery.
Issues with the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder require specialized care because of the many muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are located in the arms and hands as well as the intricate and delicate nerves and blood vessels that give us our sense of touch. Hand and wrist injuries can cause pain, impaired function and loss of sensation and movement.
Shoulder and elbow pain may come from many causes including injuries from overuse and arthritis. Shoulder and elbow issues can severely limit the use of the arms for everyday tasks.
The board-certified physicians at WKONA are trained to identify and treat these issues using everything from conservative treatments to the latest in surgical advancements. Call 270.782.7800 to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to discuss any hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder pain you may be experiencing.
The physicians at WKONA are dedicated to keeping athletes performing at their best and returning them to play after an injury. We have board-certified orthopaedic surgeons on staff with subspecialty certification or advanced training in orthopaedic sports medicine. Our physicians employ many treatment options ranging from conservative non-surgical treatments to arthroscopic and traditional surgery. If injuries are limiting your performance or are preventing you from getting in the game call 270.782.7800 to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to discuss your treatment options.
Injuries and broken bones can range from a simple fracture to compound fractures with muscle, tendon and/or nerve damage. The physicians at WKONA provide comprehensive care for all forms of injuries and fractures. We offer casting and splinting, fixation of broken bones and orthopedic surgery as well as other non surgical care for injuries. If you feel you have suffered a fracture or muscle and nerve damage from a sports injury, personal injury or work-related injury call 270.782.7800.
GGC WKONA is pleased to partner with Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) “The Best in Rehab.” KORT provides highly qualified licensed physical and occupational therapists who will work on site at our clinic. Our goal is to offer patients the most advanced, researched-based treatment in a caring and convenient environment. At GGC WKONA our patient’s come first which is why we have chosen to enter into this partnership with KORT. For more than 30 years, KORT has been putting patients first. With over 57 clinic locations across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, KORT has the most board certified Orthopedic Specialists and Vestibular Rehabilitation specialists of any other provider in the Commonwealth. KORT is also the largest provider of athletic training and sports medicine coverage in the Commonwealth. KORT’s local ownership and independent operations allow our therapists and athletic trainers to focus on the needs of our communities. KORT has improved more lives by providing compassionate care to more people, in more communities, and in more locations than any other outpatient physical or occupational therapy provider in the state of Kentucky.
“We are thrilled and excited to join the Graves Gilbert Clinic WKONA team and provide patients in Western Kentucky with exceptional quality of care. With the resources and expertise KORT provides, we can give patients the newest, evidence-based treatment. At KORT, we put our patients first making their experience as trouble-free as possible by providing accessible and immediate care in a very cost-effective manner,” said Robbie Hinkebein, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC KORT Regional Vice President.
Neuralgia is a stabbing, burning, and often quite severe pain that occurs along a damaged nerve. The damaged nerve may be anywhere in the body, but is most common in the face and neck. Neuralgia can occur in different parts of the body and can have various causes. Oftentimes, the cause for this pain is unknown.
The physicians at WKONA can help identify and treat the causes of neuralgia. Call 270.782.7800 to schedule an appointment to discuss pain that may be caused by neuralgia.
Brain and spinal cord tumors are masses of abnormal cells in the brain or spinal cord that have grown out of control. These tumors can be very painful and can press on normal brain tissue causing many issues and damage that can be debilitating.
The main concerns with brain and spinal cord tumors are how readily they spread through the rest of the brain or spinal cord and whether they can be removed and not come back.
WKONA offers comprehensive care for spinal and brain tumors through our board-certified neurosurgeon. Call 270.782.7800 to schedule an appointment to discuss evaluation and treatment of spinal or brain tumors.